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Business Development Administrator with Design Skills | 6 Month Contract

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Our client are a fantastic, global architecture brand based in Central London and are looking for a Business Development Administrator to join them for 6 months as maternity cover!

The role will be focusing on collecting research and information for bid proposals and would ideally like someone with some Graphic Design skills in lnDesign to be able to work closely with designers to put the bids together.

The focus is to lead a range of business development activity e.g. from bid project management and delivery, to internal and external events and provide general administrative support to the team’s Business Development Leaders and overall Buildings London Business Development Team. You will report on a day-to-day basis to the teams Business Development Leader and liaise as appropriate with internal Directors, Business Development Executives, Buildings Marketing and Communications Leadership and Team leaders on specific tasks and projects.

The majority of their bids and proposals are very last minute, so it is essential that candidates have commercial experience working under pressure to tight deadlines and can manage the whole process smoothly.

Compile proposals for new projects under the direction of the project bid directors and bid managers. This includes layout, proof reading and modification to text and graphics.

Correlate and keep up to date sources of standard bid documentation.

Manage bid delivery programmes under the direction of project bid directors and bid managers.

Liaise with and compile data from the team on current and upcoming business development activity.

Attend business development meetings and prepare monthly business development newsletter.

Provide support to the business development leaders.

Collate draft content for press releases.

Provide InDesign and graphics support for the preparation of bids.

Assist in preparation of presentations, copywriting and proof reading.

Source project images and commission bespoke photography.

Undertake CPD and attend training courses as appropriate.


Be degree qualified, in marketing or business. Marketing is desirable although not essential.

Proven experience in the field of business development in a professional environment is essential.

Ability to prioritise and manage multiple ongoing activities with a degree of autonomy.

Strong communication, reporting and organisational skills;

Strong writing and proof reading skills;

Excellent In-design and Graphic Design skills preferred;

Competent user of desktop publishing software, including Adobe InDesign.

If you're interested, please send your CV and any graphic design samples to Holly at Aquent.

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